The new crossovers in 2019-2020 are presented by Lincoln MKC, which survived the planned restyling and ready for the official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on December 1, 2019. In our review of the Lincoln ISS 2019-2020, the photos, prices, specifications and specifications of the updated crossover, which is simultaneously the sister brother Ford Kuga (in America is sold under the name of Ford Escape) and the most affordable car in the production line of the company Lincoln . Sales of the updated Lincoln MKC with a new “face” will start in North America in the summer of 2020 at a price of $ 34,000, which is slightly more than the cost of the pre-reform model currently available at a price of $ 33,455.
I would like to note at the very beginning of our review that the restyling of the American compact crossover Lincoln ISS is cosmetic in nature and, according to the marketing plan, will at least keep the demand for the most affordable model of the Lincoln brand. Pre-reform Lincoln MKC is sold rather sluggishly compared to competitors. At the end of 2016, only 26,000 motorists opted for the MKC, while more expensive crossovers over the same reporting period were sold significantly better. Japanese Lexus NX with a price tag of 36 thousand dollars found more than 55,000 admirers, and the German SUV New Audi Q5 with a price of 41,500 US dollars selected more than 50 thousand buyers.
However, Lincoln MKC is present in the model line not for successful confrontation with expensive competitors, but for another reason. The main task of the most affordable Lincoln model is attracting new customers, with which the MKC car park is doing fine (almost 50% of customers buying the smallest SUV for the first time, choose Lincoln cars, changing cars from other manufacturers).
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the Lincoln MKC 2019-2020 are 4554 mm in length, 1938 mm (including external mirrors 2068 mm) in width, 1656 mm in height, with 2,690 mm of wheelbase.
- For the crossover there are various options for 18, 19 and 20-inch alloy wheels with rubber 225/60 R18, 235/50 R18, 235/45 R19, 235/40 R20.
In order not to be unfounded and help our readers to make sure that the restyling is really minimal, we decided to place in the review not only the photo of the updated crossover, but also the images of the pre-reform model. So, comparing the novelty with the previous model, it becomes clear that the changes are minimal.
The body of the updated Lincoln MKC 2019-2020 model year has acquired a new front end made in the style of the older models of the brand Lincoln Continental and Lincoln Navigator with fully LED headlamps, a solid falshradiator grille and a hood with a different terrain. At the same time, the bumper practically did not undergo any changes.
At the stern of new parts and even less, there was only a chrome plank over the recess for fixing the license plate, organically emphasizing the LED chandelier of the parking lights.
Salon revitalized Lincoln ISS one to one like a pre-reform crossover. Apparently, the developers are already satisfied with the interior of the car, although for the premium segment in which the compact Lincoln SUV is located, this interior is very simple and even boring. Perhaps the most original solution is push-button control of the automatic transmission (the vertical row of buttons is located on the left side of the color touchscreen of the multimedia system Sync 3). Still, innovations are still present in the salon, or rather in the updated multimedia, which received Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the ability to connect to the Lincoln Way (mobile application), through which you can check the crossover parameters through the smartphone, start the engine, rent a car guard and open the door.
With all the apparent simplicity and similarity of the interior design with the Ford models, the Lincoln MKC crossover is equipped with a mass of advanced equipment. In the presence of interior trim expensive genuine leather with decorative inserts of precious wood and even carbon fiber, the electric drive adjustments not only the front seats, but also the steering column, heated and ventilation of the first row seats, heated rear seats, automatic braking with pedestrian detection.
Specifications Lincoln MKC 2019-2020 year.
In the technology there is no change, and the updated crossover exactly repeats in the technical plan the pre-reform model. Parker Lincoln MKS is built on the platform of the Ford Kuga with fully independent suspension of the front and rear wheels (front of the McPherson strut, behind the multi-lever). At the choice of buyers crossover with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive transmission Intelligent AWD with a multi-disk clutch for connecting the drive of the rear wheels.
Under the hood, it is possible to install one and a pair of turbocharged four-cylinder Ecoboost engines, working by default with 6 automatic transmissions.
- 2.0 Ecoboost (245 hp 372 Nm),
- 2.3 Ecoboost (285 hp 413 Nm).